Juvensio is an energetic one-year-old who lives with his mother in Zambia. He was born with spina bifida, a dangerous condition which leaves the spine protruding in a fluid filled sack on his back, which makes Juvensio susceptible to infection and spinal cord damage.
Bernadette, Juvensio’s mom, is certain that her baby boy is going to be a great man some day. Even when family and friends suggested she abandon Juvensio, Bernadette stood up to them. The benefits of addressing Juvensio’s condition are promising, he would be less susceptible to infection, spinal damage, and no longer be at risk of fatality. The cost of the procedure, called a meningocele repair, is out of reach for Juvensio and his mother.
With $2000 we can help Juvensio move on with his life. We can give him the opportunity to make his loving mother’s dreams for him come true: to become a great man.